If you’re worried about getting malicious and nuisance calls, there are a few precautions you can take:
- Don’t leave your name and number on your voicemail.
- Don’t reply to texts from numbers that you don’t recognise.
- Don’t answer calls from withheld numbers or numbers that you don’t recognise.
If you’re actually already receiving malicious and nuisance calls, then call 999 if the caller makes a direct threat. Otherwise, call 101 to report it.
Keep calm when you get a malicious or nuisance call. Don’t talk to the caller and never share any personal information. Hang up as soon as you can.
Also, if you ever get a call with an automated message, never make any number selections.